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1885 SETH THOMAS Mantel clock from Illinois Farmhouse

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 364981605706313990 1885 SETH THOMAS Mantel clock from Illinois Farmhouse

This Seth Thomas mantel clock came from my Grandfathers Farm in Hidalgo Ill (population 216) in about the year 1885, and a faded stained label inside says Seth Thomas Thomaston, Connecticut "Warranted Good", and the label has a picture of a bald eagle holding a ribbon in his mouth that says Pluribus Unum. The face of the clock was lost long ago, but it has the winding key and the parts that keep the mechanical brass wheels running and the clock ticking whenever you wind it. Sometimes it stops ticking, but then in the middle of the night it will start again, and it makes me wonder if there is a ghost from the farm inside the clock that doesn't want us to forget the farm. The clock is obviously hand made, but is a beautiful piece of Americana. I've always liked the sound of the ticking as I watch the beautiful old brass mechanism inside turn all the wheels that keep the hands moving. Best of all, you can barely read it, but on the back of the clock is the penciled note "Sold 4 18 1890 for $8.95. If you would like more photos, please ask.

 364981605706313991 1885 SETH THOMAS Mantel clock from Illinois Farmhouse

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